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Fara Fawcett and Dirc Diggler meet - it is possible

Fara Fawcett and Dirc Diggler meet - it is possible


Postby kevsbald » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:37 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: The Fara

Grahams included on this walk: Meall nan Eagan

Date walked: 29/10/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 13.3 km

Ascent: 831m

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Looking to the Fara from the start
What is he on about? Meall nan Eagan - hill of the possible. The Fara and the Dircs - they all meet on this route. When I told C that we'd be Dirc-hunting, he said 'for Diggler?' Hence the inane title for another walk report. We were lucky, we got as far as the summit of the Fara before the heavens opened. This little walk has been written about a few times before and it intrigued me. Meall nan Eagan is a lovely little hill with cracking views over to the Dirc Mhor - we were keen on walking through the Dirc Bheag however as an alternative to the skirting of the loch. A word of warning - do not attempt in snow conditions - you are likely to break your leg or fall into the loch itself. The pass through is awkward in places although it is a place of great solitude and I had a nice shot of the loch itself from the Dirc. Once around it, we walked passed the big Diggler and onwards and upwards to the Fara. C hadn't been out in the hills much before and near sharted when a ptarmigan flew out of nowhere with its guttural warning. On the topic of birds, I asked how his budgie was that had broken its leg - he had managed to splint it with a couple of Swan Vesta and said I should have seen its wee face until he realised he had forgotten to take the sandpaper out of its cage. At the summit, we lunched, had fleeting views down to Loch Ericht, before a rapid retreat off the hill and on to a new land rover track NE of the hill. A cracking wee day stolen before the weather gods unleashed their aqueous deluge.
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Looking to the Fara from the start
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Meall nan Eagan
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C in motion
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Looking to the Dircs
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Through the Dirc-hole
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The lonely loch
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Looking down the big Diggler
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Summit for lunch with relish
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Re: Fara Fawcett and Dirc Diggler meet - it is possible

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:10 pm

That's an interesting-looking area, I espesh. like the wee narrow loch. Did ye happen to notice any trout in it?
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Re: Fara Fawcett and Dirc Diggler meet - it is possible

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:51 pm

Fab walk! :D
Fab pics! :D
Fab jokes ???? You're going to have to up the ante before Kintail :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fara Fawcett and Dirc Diggler meet - it is possible

Postby malky_c » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:04 am

I'm starting to feel like the only person who hasn't visited the Fara Dircs yet! Soon, definitely 8)
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Re: Fara Fawcett and Dirc Diggler meet - it is possible

Postby kevsbald » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:18 am

Caberfeidh - I never saw any trout but I don't see why there wouldn't be - a beautiful location even just to dip your rod?

Polly - that was a great joke.

Malky - join the Dirc club!
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